Triple crown for Wisbech Grammar in hard-fought King’s encounters

Patrick Reeve driving forward for Wisbech

Patrick Reeve driving forward for Wisbech - Credit: Archant

Rugby Hard fought contests against King’s Ely produced a decisive triple win for Wisbech Grammar School’s rugby sides, on Saturday.

In a rain-drenched encounter between the two first teams, the forwards locked horns in a tough battle at the front and the Wisbech side took an early lead before finding themselves trailing 27-24 with only 15 minutes left to play.

However, the Grammar School boys came back strongly to secure a 41-27 win, with tries from Ryan Hutler (3), Freddy Foreman (2), Willis Bennett (1) and Aiden Burt (1) and captain Patrick Webb kicking three conversions.

In other matches against King’s Ely, the second XV lost 17-7 at home, and there were away wins for the under 15 side (28-14) and the under 14s (46-5).

Head of rugby, Alex Laybourne said: “I am delighted with the successful weekend at the senior end of the school. The pupils are developing week on week and showed some well rounded performances in difficult conditions.

“I am looking forward to using this momentum going into next week’s fixtures against Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in London.”